Parker tennis team stuck in 4-3 rut

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Gazette Staff
April 30, 2008

Janesville Parker High School’s boys tennis team keeps coming up short.

For the third time since Saturday, the Vikings dropped a 4-3 match, losing to Madison La Follette in Tuesday’s Big Eight Conference dual.

The meet swung on a three-set showdown at No. 1 singles. La Follette’s Mike Schneider defeated Nick Gilbank, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.

“That match was back and forth the entire third set,” said Parker coach Mike Fuhrmann, whose team fell to 0-3 in the Big Eight.

Parker got victories at No. 4 singles from Travis Wood and at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles from Kyle Walker and John Zillmer and Ken Konkol and Jake Lewis.

“Travis Wood continues to play better and better,” Fuhrman said.

Wood was coming off 3-0 weekend at the Craig Quadrangular.

The Vikings are scheduled to host Middleton in a makeup match today.


Singles—Mike Schneider (ML) def. Nick Gilbank, 6-0, 2-6, 6-4; Elliot Nelson (ML) def. Mitch Curless, 6-2, 6-1; Tim Poellmann (ML) def. Jason Knutson, 6-2, 6-4; Travis Wood (JP) def. Aaron Pfeifer, 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles—Truman Summ-Steve Amend (ML) def. Ethan Zillmer-Matt Knutson, 6-1, 6-1; Kyle Walker-John Zillmer (JP) def. K. Gallagher-Schmitz-Aaron Goldbin, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1; Ken Konkol-Jake Lewis (JP) def. Jake Amend-Corey Chamberlian, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

Junior varsity—Parker 5, La Follette 2.

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